In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.
The second black box recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 4U9525 shows that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz accelerated the aircraft as it descended into the Alps.
Prosecutors said the likelihood Lubitz struggled with psychological issues remains a central theory into his possible motive.
The cockpit door-locking system, which was designed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, was intended to prevent suicidal terrorists from seizing control of jetliners, but may have had the unintended consequence of allowing a single pilot to do the same.
A severely damaged cockpit voice recorder is one of the only leads in the fatal crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525. The black box records sounds in the cockpit and could reveal information about the plane’s last moments.
Search crews planned to resume helicopter flights around dawn Wednesday to remote mountainside in southern France where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed after a rapid descent.
The cause of the crash, which occurred about midway through the flight, is unknown. German security officials said there was no initial evidence of terrorism.
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